Student Classification and Class Rank

  1. All degree candidates are promoted at the end of each academic year according to the following scale:


        Number of
    Course Credits Earned
    Class Standing

      0 - 6.75  
      7 - 13.75  
      14 - 22.75  
      23 -      
      First Year  
  2. At the end of each semester, the Registrar's Office ranks students within their class according to their cumulative grade point average, e.g., a senior ranked "10/200" would be the 10th highest in a class of 200 seniors. A student's class rank is available upon request. Students who are graduated with fewer than 16 credits earned in courses taken for grade point credit at Cornell will not be ranked. Also, students who participate in Commencement and later graduate will not be ranked.

The student's final cumulative grade point average and class ranking (if applicable) is determined at graduation and will not be affected by any grades subsequently earned should the student return to Cornell.